Solar Panels For Sale: Your Options

There are many ways to go about getting your house on solar. The cheapest is of course to build your own solar panels and install them on your own home. This is by far the most labor intensive and requires the most time, but it is also the way to save the most money. There are programs like Earth 4 Energy that give you all of the details on how to build your own solar panels for a fraction of the cost.

The next option for cheap solar panels for sale is to purchase a solar panel kit and install it yourself. This still takes a bit of know how, but since the kit is basically complete, you don’t have to figure out what to purchase. A lot of the kits contain all the parts you need and you just need to find the best place to put them and then wire them into your home. You can find kits like this solar kit and connect them together to get even more power.

The last way, and easiest, though most expensive is to have a solar panel company install the solar panels for you. It will definitely be the most expensive, but for those who don’t have the time  or ability to install your own it is the way to go. You can try to lower the costs on this by finding out what types of programs the local government are offering. Their may be tax breaks, grants, subsidies, etc that will all bring down the final cost.

Regardless of your choice, there are a lot of solar panels for sale and the prices are getting pretty low. With the cost of energy prices right now, solar panels are a great option. Depending on the amount of sunlight available around your home and your power consumption, you may even be able to make money on your solar panels.

 

 

Cheaper Solar Cells may make for cheap solar panels

A new type of solar cell that gets it’s design from 20 years ago may be making it’s way into the market soon. The Gratzel cell is a solar cell that uses a conductive liquid instead of silicone. 20 years ago they couldn’t get the cell to work long term because the liquid would eat through the container holding it. It took a bit of thinking outside of the box, but they are now able to make this kind of cell work.

The downside, it is only about half as efficient as silicone solar panels. Why then could this solar panel prove to be important? Because solar panels using this new type of solar cell could be made cheaper. As we all know, silicone is in big demand and in limited supply. This makes it expensive. Solar panels made of material that doesn’t contain silicone will have an advantage of price and supply (assuming they are more common and aren’t more expensive than silicone). 

At this point they are still in the testing phase, but have been successful. They are now ready to start making larger solar cells. 

You can find the full article in International Business Times.

Cheap Solar Panels For Sale

For a lot of people the title of this post is a little bit of an oxymoron. Cheap and solar panels don’t really seem to go together. The prices of solar panels over the last few years have plummeted and it is true that they are cheaper than ever. And as a long term investment they are pretty great (especially for those living in a sunny area). However, even with the lowering costs, constant improvements in technology, and growing markets, having solar panels installed on your home can still be a bit expensive. Especially in an economy as we have at present. So what should someone do who really wants solar panels, but are not sure how to afford it? I had a question asked that is basically just this scenario.

“I’ve been interested in solar for quite some time. As an EM (electricians mate) in the Navy’s nuclear field, program I have tons of scrap books w/ ideas/inventions etc. They’ve been ‘mothballed for quite some time because the cost v. efficiency ratio was just never there. Nanosolar is a glimmer of hope, but as others have mention, they want the average Joe to have go through 3 or 4(+ pay) along the way. That said, they still seemed to be the best technology available outside the labs.
John Tolbert: “Thankfully their tech with higher efficiencies and lower cost.”
What such companies/products do you speak of? Any and all help its greatly appreciated.”

 Do the footwork

Find out what programs and incentives are available from your local and national government. You might be surprised at what is offered. You may be able to get a decent loan, tax rebate, or grant that makes solar panels affordable.

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Do more of the work yourself and you can setup solar panels on your home for much less. There are a bunch of articles , books, and videos on how to install solar panels on your home. For those who want to go a step further and save even more, you can avoid the solar panels that are for sale and build your own solar panels. There are programs that will teach you how to do just that. They tell you what to buy, how to put them together, and how to install them. Making your own solar panels will require a lot more work, but it will save you a lot of money.

One of the most popular DIY solar programs is the Earth 4 Energy program (affil link). I think this is a great way to go and if you are willing to do a little bit of work then you can save a ton of money.

You can check out their program here: Earth 4 Energy (affil link).

Check out the links and find out how much you can save by building your solar panels.

 

Worlds Largest Solar Farm Switches to Solar Panels

I talk a lot about the cost of solar panels for sale dropping. In the last couple of years the prices have been dropping consistently over the range of solar panels. Since the solar power companies are also claiming lower returns it is hard to know how long this will last.

However, proof that solar panels are getting cheaper and cheaper is the recent news that Solar Millenium AG, the largest farm, will be switching from thermal solar to solar photovoltaic panels. The company will be installing the 500MW farm in California.

So what does this mean for you? Well, that depends on who you are. But if you are the person who wants to install solar panels on your home, cabin, or RV, but have felt it’s too expensive, this might be the time it finally makes financial sense. More and more companies are making solar panels and the number of cheap solar panels are increasing daily.  In addition, governments are getting serious about green power and offer all kinds of loans,  grants, refunds, and tax cuts. The city I live in has  also recently installed a large solar field that will be generating a substantial percent of power for the city. I recommend you find out what kind of program your government is offering.

In addition, remember that you can also save additional money by installing solar panels yourself, and even by assembling them. There are a lot of options to get solar panels on your house. You just have to do a little bit of research to find out which one is best for you.

 

Cheap Solar Panels For Sale

Solar panels have been around for a very long time. They were on my calculator as a kid, and they were around a long time before that. However, it is only in the last few years that they have really started to make progress.

Due to the raising gas prices and energy prices, solar panels are becoming a much more realistic and better option. People who are tired of paying raising electrical bills and paying surcharges for no particular reason are fighting back and purchasing solar panels. since more people want solar panels on their homes, homes that already have solar panels installed are selling with large premiums. Great news for anyone who wants to put solar panels on their home.

However, even with the recent increase solar panel demand and the money that companies are putting into research, there really aren’t any cheap solar panels for sale.  Choosing the right time to purchase and doing your research can save you a lot of money, but you will still have to put out quite a bit of money to get your solar panels. There are however two ways that you can get solar panels cheap.

One is to check your local and national government websites to see what rebates are being offered. As more and more countries are pushing for clean energy, governments are offering a lot of rebates. The amount will vary by location, but in many cases they are quite substantial. With rebates and some good negotiations you might be able to get your house equipped with solar panels for almost nothing.

You can find the US Energy website here.

The other method is for the DIY. With a bit of work you can assemble and install solar panels yourself for a fraction of the cost. This method  will require a bit more work (purchasing parts, assembling them, installing them, and routing the system into your house), but can allow you to be running on solar panel electricity for a much smaller investment.

However, you don’t have to guess through the process. There is a program that will take you through the process for step by step with videos and detailed instructions.

You can find that program here: DIY Solar Panels.

Solar Panels for Sale: Solar Panels Make You Money

Solar panels and green energy have made great progress in the last few days. The NSW Energy Minister Chris Hartcher recently said that new solar panels will be able to connect them to the power grid and that utility companies will be required to pay for customers for the extra power their solar panels make. This has actually been the standard in some areas, however some utility companies where refusing to allow customers to connect their solar panels to the grid.

So what does this mean for you? It means that there has never been a better time to buy solar panels. Not only are there more cheap solar panels for sale than ever before, the efficiency for each size has gone up, and now the government is finally starting to pass legislation that is making running your house on solar power electricity easier and cheaper than ever.

In addition to the government taking actions against utility companies refusing to add solar panels on to the grid, many governments are also offering grants, tax incentives, low-interest loans, and rebates to install solar panels. With these discounts, and the fact that you can sell the power you make, going solar has never made more sense.

To Buy or Not to Buy: Solar Panels for Sale

As power is getting more and more expensive and the environment is getting worse and worse, more people are thinking about solar panels as a cleaner and cheaper way to power their house. The number and types of solar panels for sale has increased and the prices have continually gone down. In addition, solar panel efficiency has consistently gone up and there is now government support than ever before. Depending on your location your may be able to get a low percentage loan, a tax credit, or refund for solar panels you purchase. So now is a great time to put solar panels on your house.

However, before you consider the solar panels for sale, you may want to take a look at other options. This is especially the case if you don’t want to spend a lot of out of pocket money. If you are a DIY kind of person, then you can save a lot of money by not only installing your own panels, but even by buying the parts at wholesale and assembling them yourself. You can even find solar panels that are slightly damaged during the manufacturing process, but still work just fine. Since the the manufactures can’t sell them, you can get them at a huge discount.

Now you are probably thinking that you don’t have any experience or knowledge and wouldn’t know where to start. Most people feel this way. Luckily, there is a program that gives you all the information step by step to get solar panels installed on your house. The system includes a manual with the instructions on where to get the materials, how to build the solar panels, and info on what you will need. It also includes videos that show you in detail each step.

So, while there are a lot of solar panels for sale, if you are looking to save some money, they may not be the best option for you if you are looking to save some money and get solar panels on your house for the lowest possible price. Instead you may want to check out the DIY solar panel program.

 

DIY Solar Program

 

 

 

 

 

Japan to require solar panels on all new buildings by 2030

For a lot of people this sounds like a big push in the right direction. Imagine if every building had solar panels powering it. The amount of power produced by gas or nuclear would drop dramatically. But, I think this is more of a plan to get attention away from the recent nuclear disaster than it is an effort to go green.


First, 2030 is almost 20 years from now. And that doesn’t mean that all buildings will be required to have solar panels by then. Only that all new buildings will be required to install them. So there is really no immediate push for companies are building owners to install solar panels. They also fail to mention that by the year 2030, the amount of expansion in Japan (unless drastic measures are taken) will be close to zero. You don’t build a lot of new buildings when your population is continually shrinking.

Now if Japan was serious about using solar panels, they would have made this immediate so that all the new houses that will be built in the areas hit by the tsunami would require solar panels. Rather than just rebuilding those communities they could make them clean and green and independent.

Let’s face it, the solar panels for sale have gotten cheaper and will continue to do so. Especially when the majority of buildings in Japan are built by corporations and large companies. It’s time we start demanding more from them. Cheap solar panels can be picked up pretty easy these days, and the more that are purchased the more that will be made.

So what are your feelings on the subject? Is it a good start or is it too little too late?

You can find more info here.

Cheap solar panels could get cheaper and more efficient

Solar energy is great. As long as the sun is out, and your panels are aimed in the right direction, then you are making power. One of the limiting factors for solar panels for sale on the market today has been the efficiency at which they gather light. Up until this point the best solar panels gather about 30% of the light that hits them. According to IDTecEX, a new type of flexible solar panel is being designed at the University of Missouri that can collect up to 90% of f sunlight. That is impressive.

The cells will use a different type of cell made of of circuits and antenna to collect both sunlight and heat.  They are also currently designing a manufacturing process will will allow the solar panels to be produced cheap and in large quantities. The goal for the project is to have the cells available within 5 years.

So what does this mean for us? Cheap solar panels are already starting to show up on the market. With more types available the prices will go even lower. Also, as the efficiency of the panels gets better, each house will require fewer and fewer panels. At 90% that is triple the current panels ability to make electricity which means you will only need one-third of the panels that are currently needed.